Man jailed for 9 years over sexual and physical abuse

The High Court in Aberdeen. File picture: comp

The High Court in Aberdeen. File picture: comp

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A MAN who subjected a woman and two children to a prolonged period of sexual and physical abuse has today been sentenced to nine years imprisonment at the High Court in Aberdeen.

On 24th March 2016 at the High Court in Edinburgh, Alan Lindsay, 47, from Edinburgh, was found guilty of four offences committed between 1989 and 2005 in the Edinburgh and Livingston areas.

These include one count of rape, one count of lewd and libidinous practices, and two assaults on children.

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Detective Sergeant Keith Mailer, of Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit, said: “I want to pay tribute to the victims who have shown absolute courage throughout the investigation and trial.

“Lindsay has been convicted of these heinous crimes and I hope this brings some sense of closure for them.

“Police Scotland treats all reports of sexual crime very seriously and, regardless of when the offences occurred, we will investigate thoroughly and professionally to support victims and bring perpetrators to justice.”